Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pi the bald eagle

You met Pi the bald eagle in a previous post in June.  Look at how different he looks after molting this season.

Gail Buhl takes Pi's weight

Gail Buhl, TRC's Education Program Manager and Pi's primary trainer, takes Pi's weight daily.  It is an important way to monitor his health.
It's windy!

Pi's training continues to go well.  The Raptor Center uses positive reinforcement to encourage desired behaviors from the education birds.  They are rewarded with food when they are asked for a behavior and they present it. 
Pi is readying to eat his reward

Pi receives some rat, one of his favorite meals!
Pi will be just one of our education birds you can say hello to on Saturday, Sept 22 at our fall raptor release.  It is at Carpenter Nature Center, in Hastings, MN.  The event is free, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Watch as rehabilitated raptors are released back into the wild. 

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